Free Event: Benefit Sanctions, retrospect & prospects

Dr David Webster, University of Glasgow This seminar will present a critical analysis of the UK system of benefit ‘sanctions’. These are financial penalties imposed by officials on claimants of Jobseekers Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and lone parent benefits for alleged ‘failures’ in retaining, looking for or preparing for employment. They currently…

Recruitment crisis at the NHS frontline? Why we should be concerned for deprived areas.

By Breannon Babbel Findings from a recent British Medical Association (BMA) poll [1] have alarm bells ringing for general practice as a whole in the UK, and particularly for general practice in deprived areas. While the poll of 15,560 GPs doesn’t warn of a mass exodus out of general practice, it does indicate that over…

Podcast: Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, on the financial crisis in Europe

Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster This podcast was recorded at the 2015 David Frisby Memorial Lecture held at the University of Glasgow. In this lecture, hosted by the Department of Sociology, Professor Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster, discusses the financial crisis in Europe and its democratic,…